Nordic Red – the new Modular G2x ReFill from SoundCells

May 21, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 
Nordic Red is a marvelleous sounding ReFill based on samples from the Nord Modular G2x synthesizer.

‘Prepare yourself for a journey where your creativity can reach new levels‘ – this statement from the ‘Welcome‘ section of the G2 manual is a perfect description of what you can expect from the Nordic Red ReFill. The ability to create an unlimited range of individual sounds will not only provide you with “otherworldly” atmospheric stuff, the deepest textures and great keys, but also with surprisingly “in-your-face” bass patches and wonderful pads when diving into this ReFill: 

The “self-playing” patches (called “Noodles” in the G2), for example, are great starting points to create some ultra-deep atmospheric textures – an ideal entry for composing film scores or game music. 

By using Reason‘s fantastic timestretch algorithm (loading the waves as audio files), all samples can be tweaked further, diving deeper into the recordings, bouncing preferred parts and coming up with even more brilliant ambient gems…

But that´s not all that version 1 of Nordic Red has got to offer:

If you are looking for quality bass patches, classic (or modern) keys, huge pads and more, you will not be disappointed! 

As usual, the combinator buttons and knobs were carefully assigned to allow dramtic changes to the default sounds you´ll be hearing initially. 


Nordic Red Contents:
•  126 impressive combinator patches subdivided in 6 folders: 
•  149 NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.
•  600+ 44 khz, 24bit samples, 1.1 GB uncompressed.
•  Great for film scores, game music, ambient & drones but also modern dance styles.
•  11 demo files with ‘tutorialesque‘ value are included.
A web address to link to for more info and many ‘Nordic Red‘ only MP3s:
Offering price is 19.90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 24.90 ,- EUR)

New Reason Refill from SoundCells: Simple Sampling version 3 – stunning quality in every aspect!

April 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Here’s some info on SoundCells’ latest release – Simple Sampling is an awesome ReFill which is your best friend

If you are looking for classic old-school sampled sounds instead of huge patches built by hundreds of individual samples. Patches are super-fast laoding, CPU-friendly and they are full of ‘retro‘ character. Using Simple Sampling means that you will surprised by fat basses, great playable and funky keys, super-deep atmospheric textures, ‘simple‘ pianos full of character and huge pads – stunning quality in every aspect!

And lets not forget about the note-by-note sampled Stylophone…(the ‘Stylofunk‘ mp3 track on the product page is – apart from the drumloop – entirely based on stylophone samples)

Version 3 is an awesome update which adds 25 new combinator patches based on lots of new samples, and includes 9 great demo tracks.

Simple Sampling v3 Contents:

• 151 combinator patches for many different styles of music, subdivided in 6 folders: Bass, Drum Machines, FX & Atmo, Keys, Leads, Pads.
• A note by note (a2 – e4) sampled and looped Stylophone including it´s typical release click.
• ‘Simple Samples‘ coming from the Rhodes Mark 1, Doepfer MS404, Supernova 2, microKORG, G2, Kawai K5000…
• The modules folder contains the basic NNXT patches which are used for the combinator sounds.
• 10 Rex loops, 5 Redrum kits.
• 9 great demo tracks included.

More info and many ‘Simple Sampling‘ only MP3s:


http://www.soundcells.de/Home.html
http://www.soundcells.de/refill_simple.html
Offering price is 19,90 ,- EUR per Unit (normally 27,90 ,- EUR)

More Synplant for the Reason Rack !

March 15, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

SoundCells’ let’s us know that their popular Synplant Refill is out in an updated version, here’s what they have to say about it:
“Greenhouse v2″ is an awesome ReFill based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer; without doubt, one of the most innovative plugins of recent years. Greenhouse contains 155+ combinator patches that provide an insight into the highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer.  In addition, some One-Shot-FX kits are included to let you produce some glitchy electro beats. Greenhouse also includes 35+ drum samples (as well as 11 Rex files highly processed with additional EQing, compressing…) from the MicroTonic plugin. Version 2 is adding 30 combinator patches based on 370+ new Synplant samples…

“Greenhouse v2″ Contents:

• 
159 combinator patches full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character.
 
• 135 NNXT patches containing the basic sounds which were used for the combinators, 7 Redrum kits.

• 
850 Synplant samples, 830 MB uncompressed.
• 37 drum samples and 11 Rex loops coming from the MicroTonic plugin.
• 5 demo tracks are included.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Greenhouse v2″ only MP3s:

http://www.soundcells.de


Offering price is 19.90 ,- EUR, normal price is 27.90 ,- EUR

“Pads – the BIG box v3″ – the ultimate Pad ReFill !

February 22, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 
“Pads – the BIG box v3″ contains more than 470 fantastic combinator patches to give you all you need when searching for atmospheric patches, conventional pads – bright or dark, inspiring soundscapes, rhythmical pads, fx & experimental sounds and more… The variety of sonic atmospheres coming from three original ReFills makes this collection very complete so chances are big that you´ll find what you are looking for while browsing for the right pad. 
Version 3 is adding 30 new combinator patches (based on both, the Reason synthesizers and new samples) which are making use of the stunning Reason 6 effect units…
“Pads – the BIG box v3″ Contents:
• 470+ combinator patches (92 “BIG box” only ones) in 11 different folders.
• 550+ well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT (the basic synth and NNXT patches which were used for the combinator sounds)
• Lots of inspiring demo tracks included.
A web address to link to for more info and many “Pads – the BIG box” only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Offering price is 44.90 ,- EUR, normal price is 59,90 ,- EUR

Exclusive interview with Harald Karla – the Reason Refill maestro at Soundcells

February 14, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Steelberry Clones got an exclusive talk with the critically acclaimed Reason Refill producer Harald Karla at Soundcells. Soundcells has been active for a long time in developing quality Refills for Propellerhead’s DAW Reason, many of which has been featured and reviewed on this blog. Soundcells’ Reason Refills covers most angles of electronic music – featuring everything from 8-bit / chip tune type sounds to high quality emulations of classic analog hardware synthesizers like Moog Source to the KORG MS-20, but also a vast amount of very complex ambient pads that would fit any sci-fi movie on the planet. We at Steelberry Clones are happy users ourselves of Soundcells ever growing library of Reason Refills and therefore we thought it about time to dive a little bit deeper into the minds of Soundcells by asking Harald Karla who founded the company in 2008 all those questions that make up the unique sounds of the Soundcells’ Refills. Harald Karla have worked as a successful freelance sound designer for quite some time but is now focusing on Soundcells full time.

You can visit Soundcells webshop via this link to find out more about the various Reason Refills of Soundcells or simply use the Soundcells banner in the right hand side column to explore further >>>>

You have been active making Reason Refills for a long time – where do you find your inspiration

First and foremost, Soundcells ReFills are products that meet my personal taste. And that is an inspiration and first of all motivation – not just to create a product that the market demands immediately, but to follow your own preferences. Since I prefer to be within Reason, I’m trying to do everything possible there, of course. Also this is the reason for the content of the ReFills. The more I can put in a single environment – the more energy, concentration and creativity remains for the music …

When producing the Refills you often stay true to the original analog synths, for example the MS-20, how do you go about re-creating these sounds

Well – actually that is not my intention to emulate certain classics – it’s more the intention to preserve the typical sound characteristics. “Analog Signature” for example is a ReFill, essential to sample those classics – which thus serve as a sound basis and shaping the sound of the ReFills. In this ReFill the analog sound-feeling is in the foreground, and therefore the sampling here was comparatively expensive: In order to have vibrant aesthetics of sound each individual note is played three times and recorded. The capabilities of the NNXT sampler can be heard by repeating a note played on the same sample twice in a row …

The result is a vivid sound that raises a very analog feeling. One should not forget that real analog sounds are not only created by “fluctuating” oscillators, but also generated by other components such as filters, envelopes, modulations of various kinds. And here some analog synthesizer sounds incredibly strong, which can not be done simply by multi-sampling individual notes … At this point, it simply ends the emulation. If you wanted to create the typical sound with all its inaccuracies of the original, it would ultimately imply sampling note for note – very expensive and a different topic …

The Soundcells studio

We know of you as a high-end producer of Reason Refills and more, but can you tell us a little more about your musical background

A story of many – I had a very early interest in the creation of sounds, and in the beginning I did experiment with various instruments, but very early on I ended up focusing only on electronic instruments. From the time of the summer jobs I put all my money in (initially) keyboards, then synthesizers, drum machines, mixers, effects, etc.

I have never taken any lessons. The keyboard I’ve taught myself and I have always played by ear. Over the years I have dealt extensively with many types of music and electronic sounds, later on I started to create backing tracks to produce dance music with DJs, etc. … – And then finally spent all my time in music. Basically, the years were something of a “full study,” which continues to this day … : 0)

Read the full interview here >>

SoundCells’ has released an updated version of Salad Bar – Version 6

January 17, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

 

Salad Bar from Soundcells showcases a magnificent collection of Reason patches brought together in this ever growing ReFill since many future patches in the upcoming ReFill range from Soundcells will be added to Salad Bar…
Every time when a new Soundcells ReFill will be released, Salad Bar will get its next update. And in this way Salad Bar versions 2, 3, 4 etc, will be created. Besides this, Soundcells will also be developing lots of unique ‘Salad Bar Only’ patches. With the coming of Wavedrummin (http://www.soundcells.de/Soundcells_WaveDrummin.html) it was clear that it wouldn´t take very long for the Salad Bar ReFill to get its latest update. Version 6 is filled with 15 inspiring Wavedrummin patches as also 20 exclusive Salad Bar only ones (95 SB-exclusives in total now). With its nearly 300 combinators this Reason 6 ReFill becomes more and more a fully-fledged workstation. Apart from that it´s a real bargain and “must-have” for the user and an excellent ambassador for Soundcells.

Soundcells’ Signature Sound:

Salad Bar’s patches will cover all kinds of music styles showing you the very best Soundcells has to offer. It’s a great ReFill to get to know Soundcells’ work, introducing you to their signature dimension in designing sound.

Salad Bar v6 Contents:
• 297 combinator patches in 8 different folders: Atmospheres & Textures, Bass, Keys, Leads, Miscellaneous, Pads, Rhythmic, SaladBar_exclusive (currently 95 ‘Salad Bar Only’ ones).
• 279 well balanced patches for Thor, Malstroem, Subtractor, NNXT and ReDrum and also 60 rex loops.

• The modules folder contains the basic synth and NNXT patches which were used for the combinator sounds.

• 8 tracks in RNS format – inspiring with highl ‘tutorialesque’ value.

A web address to link to for more info and many “Salad Bar” only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Price per Unit is 9,90 ,- EUR

Free Reason Refill based on the Nord Modular G2X synthesizer

January 3, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

You may have seen that we have had a new banner from SoundCells up for a while now >>>>>>>>>

Here are some more details on this really nice free Refill :-)

Nordic Red is based on samples from the ever popular Nord Modular G2X synthesizer.

Besides unlimited possibilties of creating a wide range of individual sounds – from 80′s retro sounds to modern club patches, emulations of acoustic instruments to a world of sounds that never have delivered before – the main feature of this version of Nordic Red are the G2′s “self-playing” patches, called ‘Noodles’.
Contains:

- 20 combinator patches.
- 35 NNXT patches containing the basic patches which were used to build the combinators.
- 24 recordings (up to 1.30 minutes per sample) from the Nord Modular G2X, 305 MB uncompressed.
- Great for all styles of music where deep atmosphere is desired.
- All samples are included into this download in Wave format – ready to use in any other DAW.

Get it here >>

Don’t miss out on Soundcells’ Christmas offer!

November 30, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soundcells is announcing their Christmas offer of this year!

While the last days before Christmas are knocking at our door it´s time to offer something special. Along with regular Christmas sentiments Soundcells would like to present all Reason / Record users with an almost 25% discount on their products! This is the perfect opportunity to make a present to yourself…



For more information please visit:

http://www.soundcells.de/Home.html

Soundcells releases new powerful Reason Refill – WaveDrummin

October 25, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Soundcells are back with a new Refill for Propellerhead’s Reason suite:

“WaveDrummin” is not just another percussion ReFill.

By finding a whole new continent Columbus redrew the map of our planet. Now it´s your turn to do so. By making use of this ReFill you can combine enchanting and haunting rhythms coming from all continents, maybe even from other planets as well as Wavedrummin opens doors to percussive bliss that have never been opened before. At the studio in Central Europe Soundcells recorded their favorite hits and bits coming from the ever popular Wavedrum by Korg while being caught by rhythms coming from distant worlds. The result of this all has become this ReFill, a work of art, a tool that lets you draw your own restyled map of our precious planet.

Realism vs mixability

Lots of samples taken from acoustic, real percussion instruments have the tendency to sound kind of dull in your mixes. The power of their sound often gets mudded by the rest of your instruments. With this in mind Soundcells processed all DSP generated percussion coming from Korg´s Wavedrum Oriental in such a way that the sounds will always sit conveniently in your mixes. Their impact and power will never get lost. Another point that needs to be highlighted is this special stereo knob coming with lots of combinators that works wonders for the mixability of our loops. Check it out!

Genre Crossover

The sounds of this percussion library are as authentic as you wish and at the same time they can be as electronic as you wish. There is no limit to their sonic possibilities. So whether you are a dance producer druling over techno or electro beats or you are a vegetarian ethno guru spiritualist… Wavedrummin will help you getting there. Check out the demos!

WaveDrummin Contents:

• 115 combinator patches stuffed with inspiring new energy.

• 107 rex loops that range from authentically acoustic to crazy electronic stuff, 20 Kong kits, 20 NNXT patches and 7 Redrum kits.

• 210 single hits to build your own kits from.

• Recorded impact noises coming from Brushes, Rods, Sticks and Fingers to add extra realism to the loops. The combinators carry knobs to control their volumes.

• All single loops and samples are included into this download in Rex and Wave format.

By purchasing this pack you are not restricted to Reason only. However there is a lot more magic to be found within the ReFill.

A web address to link to for more info and many “WaveDrummin” only MP3s:

http://www.soundcells.de

Offering price per unit is 19,90 ,- EUR (normal price is 24,90 ,- EUR)

New Boost from Soundcells

September 23, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Boost 309 v3 is based on the complete sample set of the vintage, lo-fi but charmingly sounding machine Rave-o-lution 309 by a company named Quasimidi. Soundcells have created 90 brand new combinator drum machines for you with these samples. It all ranges from the old original 309 thing to amazing and unique patches that could have never been created within the 309 itself. Besides cool beats and complex, crazy rhythms Boost 309 will offer you even more! 
Version 3 is a huge update which adds 10 new combinator patches, 20+ ‘Bitrman‘ flavoured rex loops making use of the original Rave-o-lution groovebox recorded thru an Alesis Bitrman fx unit, as well as 15 awesome Kong kits making use of Kong´s synthesis methods…


Boost 309 v3 Contents:

• 120 combinator patches containing deep basses, great playable keys, surprising leads and awesome pads.

• 90 combinator drum machines: 45 basic setups with their 45 shuffled counter parts. 
 
• 109 NNXT patches, 15 Kong kits, 22 Redrum kits and over 300 origianl 309 samples.
• 63 rex loops making use of the “Boost 309″ drum machines as also the original machine (23 new ones since version 3).

A web address to link to for more info and “Boost 309″ only MP3s:
http://www.soundcells.de
Offering price is 24.90,- EUR until October, 15 (normally 29.90,- EUR).

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